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Rihanna baby number 3 – what she and A$AP Rocky have said about having another child

The 'Umbrella' singer has two sons with A$AP Rocky


Rihanna with A$AP Rocky© Rich Fury
Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
Updated: April 9, 2024
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Rihanna is a proud mom to two boys after welcoming her second son, Riot Rose, with her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky in August 2023, and if she gets her wish, she'll add many more children to her brood.

The 36-year-old surprised the world when she unveiled her blossoming baby bump during her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance last February, not long after she gave birth to her first son, RZA, in May 2022. 

WATCH: Rihanna unveils baby bump at Super Bowl Halftime Show

The 'Diamonds' singer has made no secret of her desire to have a large family in the past, and it appears her feelings haven't changed since becoming a mom of two. Here's everything Rihanna has said about having another baby. 

Rihanna on baby number three 

Rihanna's partner Rocky kisses her bump while holding their son© Rihanna
Rihanna would be happy to another child

In December 2023, Rihanna was asked by E! News at her FENTY x PUMA Creeper Phatty collab event if there's anything she can't do, to which she jokily responded: "So far, have daughters."

However, she also hinted that she and A$AP Rocky are already planning for a third child. "I'm batting at 75 percent for a boy next time. So, we'll just keep our fingers crossed," she said. 

Before Rihanna became a mom, she admitted that she wanted several children, telling British Vogue in 2020: "I'll have kids. Three or four of 'em.

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna backstage at the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.© Getty Images
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky would love to have more children

During another interview with the publication following her second pregnancy reveal, she once again expressed her hopes for more children. "Listen, I'm down for whatever," she said. 

"My wish would be I would like to have more kids but whatever God wants for me, I'm here. I'm open [to whatever baby sex next]. Girl, boy. Whatever." 

What has Rihanna said about motherhood?

ASAP, Rihanna and their baby son RZA smiling in a candid mirror selfie© ASAP Rocky on Instagram
Rihanna and ASAP are delighted to be parents

Speaking about motherhood to Access Hollywood in December,  Rihanna admitted she didn't think about what her family would be like before she became a mom.

"You don't have an idea," she said. "You just hope, 'I can have kids one day and I hope I can have them in love, and I hope that I can be a part of a family that breaks generational curses and moves forward and does new things and raises our kids better than we were raised and all the beautiful things.' And it's happening, and I can't believe it."

rihanna family on beach© Instagram
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky with son RZA

In her candid chat with British Vogue, Rihanna added of motherhood: "Oh, my God, it's legendary. It's everything. You really don't remember life before, that's the craziest thing ever. 

"You literally try to remember it – and there are photos of my life before – but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don't identify with it because you don't even allow yourself mentally to get that far, because…Because it doesn't matter." 

Rihanna's birthing experience

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Rihanna hasn't shared many details about her second son's birth, but she described RZA's birth as "beautiful", adding she was "blessed" for that experience. 

However, once they took their baby home, she admitted it was a shock to the system. "We came home, cold turkey, had no one. It was just us as parents and our baby. Man, you're a zombie for the most part. 

Rihanna sunset beach photo with baby son© Instagram
Rihanna has two sons under the age of two

"You're just going through the motions, and even then, you're so paranoid. Because you're like: they trusted us to come home with this baby? This new life? With us? No doctors, no nurses, we're just… going home?" 

However, the new parents eventually adjusted, and Rihanna is now "living" for her children. "When you become a mom, something happens where you feel like you can take on the world – like you can do anything," she explained. 

What are the meanings behind Rihanna's children's names? 

ASAP stood with Rihanna, he is holding his son in his arms, they are all wearing sunglasses© ASAP Rocky on Instagram
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky now have two sons

Rihanna and Rocky welcomed their first child, RZA Athelston Mayers, on May 13, 2022, although they only revealed his name on his first birthday, when Rocky captioned a picture with the comment: "WU TANG IZ 4 DA CHUREN,' HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO MY 1st BORN, RZA." 

RZA – pronounced 'Rizza' – was named after the rapper and Wu-Tang co-founder of the same moniker. Their second son was born on August 1, 2023, with the couple naming him Riot Rose Athelaston Mayers – Rocky's legal name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers. 

Rihanna's baby son RZA© Instagram
Rihanna's baby son RZA

Reports claim that the name honors his parents, whose monikers also start with the letter 'R', alongside his big brother. It could also be in homage to Rocky's song 'Riot', and his apparent love of flowers.

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